Symantec Advances Mobile Productivity with New Android and iOS Protection Capabilities

Building on its success of facilitating mobility initiatives for enterprise customers, Symantec Corp. announced significant mobile portfolio updates to enable secure mobile email deployments, mobile application initiatives and Bring Your Own Device programs. With these updates, Symantec now offers the most comprehensive enterprise-grade platform with enhanced capabilities in device management, application management and threat protection.

The updates include the following products and new capabilities:

  • New Symantec Mobile Security for Android is now available, bringing award-winning application analysis and threat detection technology to enterprise Android deployments
  • New Symantec Mobile Management for Configuration Manager is now available, marking the complete integration of technology from the Odyssey Software acquisition
  • Symantec Mobile Management now provides a secure email solution for Android devices with NitroDesk TouchDown integration
  • Symantec Mobile Management now provides native enterprise-grade management for Windows 7 Phone platform, complementing existing support for Android and iOS
  • Nukona App Center from Symantec now protects data on iOS devices with FIPS 140-2 certified encryption
  • Symantec PGP Viewer for Android now extends email encryption from the popular PGP Universal Server to Android devices

“With the increasing number of mobile subscribers in Malaysia and with more people using their personal devices for business, organisations are looking for capabilities to manage the influx of mobile devices and deal with the evolving nature of mobile applications and data,” said, Alex Ong, country director of Symantec Malaysia. “Symantec is providing an agile and cost effective platform to enable CIOs to achieve their mobile vision with the recent additions to our portfolio of mobile device management and application/data management solutions.”

Alex Ong, country director of Symantec Malaysia

He added, “Symantec’s mission is to secure people and information through identity, protection and context, and our broad approach to mobile security and management is a key extension of protection for all of our customers. By providing mobile security and management for smart devices, we’re making it easier for enterprises to allow their employees to use their device of choice without putting corporate data at risk.”

Symantec Mobile Security for Android

According to Symantec’s State of Mobility Survey , 67 percent of companies are concerned with malware attacks spreading from mobile devices to internal networks. In addition, Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report highlighted that mobile vulnerabilities increased by 93 percent in 2011 and that threats targeting the Android operating system are on the rise.

To protect corporate-connected Android devices from app and Internet borne threats, Symantec today announced general availability of Symantec Mobile Security for Android. Mobile Security for Android leverages Symantec’s proprietary technology that monitors and analyzes millions of android apps available on appstores around the world. Supported by Symantec’s unparalleled Global Intelligence Network, Mobile Security for Android utilizes Symantec’s anti-malware detection technology from Norton Mobile Security, already protecting millions of Android devices.